Specialist: EI/ECSE

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EI/ECSE Specialist with TSPC License
Early Interention and Early Childhood Special Education Services
Community Team (Itinerant)
190-day Instructional Calendar
8 hours per day / 5 days per week

Clackamas ESD strives to infuse equity in all our programs and bodies of work by maintaining an inclusive, barrier-free environment in which everyone participates and fully benefits.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be the one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact Human Resources to discuss your application. 

The EI/ECSE Specialist provides direct, monitoring, and consultation services for young children with disabilities from birth to entry into kindergarten and their families which address cognitive, social, and affective development, as well as general skill areas of communication, motor, and self help to achieve developmentally appropriate play skills and preschool skills. The Specialist will work as a member of a Trans-disciplinary Services Team to complete eligibility evaluations, determine the developmental needs of children, develop Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP), and deliver services integrated with those of other professionals into the learning environments of young children. The Specialist provides direct instructional services to children and their families, consultation and support to community based early childhood service programs, and service coordination with other community service providers when serving as the Case Manager. The Specialist is responsible for supervision of assigned education assistants.

Clackamas ESD has been providing services for young children with special needs in Clackamas County for more than thirty years. The Clackamas Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education program continues to focus on working with families, local school districts, and other community programs to prepare young children with special needs to enter kindergarten ready to learn.

Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education serves eligible children ages 0-5 years who experience delays or disabilities. Services are individualized according to the child's needs and may include home visiting; consultation to staff at community preschools, Head Start classrooms, or child care settings; specialized preschool; related services such as speech, motor, or other specialists; and parent education. Children may be referred by parents, community preschools, local school districts, physicians, or other community service providers.

All individuals working in programs that serve early learners in Oregon must be enrolled in the Central Background Registry (CBR). Interested candidates may wish to proactively enroll now to meet this employment condition, which would expedite any potential job offer and on-boarding process. See this webpage for enrollment information. Indicate in your application that you are seeking employment.

Clackamas Education Service District is one of Oregon's 19 ESDs charged with providing programs for children with special needs, technology support, school improvement, and administrative services to local school districts and the Oregon Department of Education. Clackamas ESD serves ten school districts in Clackamas County, including Canby, Colton, Estacada, Gladstone, Lake Oswego, Molalla River, North Clackamas, Oregon City, Oregon Trail, and West Linn-Wilsonville.


  • Provides developmentally appropriate instruction across developmental domains of typical child development, to minimize the characteristics of delayed development, and the patterns of atypical development associated with disabilities
  • Participates as a member of the Trans-disciplinary Services Team to select, administer and interpret information through the use of appropriate instruments for screening, eligibility, program planning, child progress, and program evaluation
  • Completes standardized evaluations in all developmental areas affected by the suspected disability to determine eligibility for Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education under Oregon Administrative Rules as a member of a Trans-disciplinary team
  • Integrates assessment results into required documents and formal reports related to the evaluation results and explains the results of the evaluation to families in a meaningful and usable way
  • Supports and teaches parents positive ways of facilitating skill development in all areas including cognitive, social, communication, motor, and adaptive at home and family settings
  • For a complete list of essential functions, please see the full job description

  • Current Oregon teaching license with appropriate endorsement
  • Training in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education or recent successful experience providing specialized instruction to young children and their families
  • Demonstrated awareness across developmental domains, of typical child development, the characteristics of delayed development, and the patterns of atypical development associated with disabilities
  • Ability to design, develop, and adapt materials and routines which support learning and encourage autonomy in children
  • Ability to apply current research and best practice within the field of Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education to service delivery
  • For a complete list of minimum qualifications, please see the full job description

TO APPLY: Submit your application directly at https://www.applitrack.com/clackesd/onlineapp/

COMMENCES: August 2022

SALARY: Salary based on education and experience. Find the 2021-22 Licensed Salary Schedule here. The 2022-23 Salary Schedule is not yet released.

BENEFITS: Clackamas ESD offers a generous benefit package providing health insurance including HRA options, dental with orthodontia, and vision insurance, with district-paid premium contributions. Paid holidays, sick leave, and other personal leave provided, along with retirement through the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and professional development allocation. Relocation expense reimbursement may be available. Read more about our benefits here.

Clackamas ESD complies with the Oregon Health Authority mandate that requires all staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19, or have an approved religious or medical exception. New hires will be required to provide proof of their vaccinated status, or receive approval on a submitted OHA exception request form for a qualifying medical or religious reason, prior to their first day of employment.

Clackamas Education Service District is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce along with the students and families that we serve.

Clackamas ESD policy provides veterans and disabled veterans with preference as required by law.

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Clackamas Education Service District

13455 SE 97th Ave. , Clackamas, OR 97015

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Early Intervention/Early Childhood SPED

13455 SE 97th Ave. , Clackamas, OR 97015